Laboratory Question for the Week of April 29, 2019

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What are the four new PLA codes released in April 2019?

Answer:

The April outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) update announces four new codes for proprietary laboratory analyses (PLAs) established by the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel: 0080U, 0081U, 0082U, and 0083U. They were included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) transmittal 4255 (issued March 15, 2019) and took effect on April 1, 2019.


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